166th House of Delegates Information
Registration for the House of Delegates is located in the Concourse Foyer and open from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, and 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1. After 5:00 p.m. on April 1, registration is closed. There is no registration on Sunday, April 2.
House of Delegates
The 165th Session of the MSMA House of Delegates will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 1 and conclude around 9:30 a.m. It will consist of reports, awards, speeches, and consideration of acceptance of late resolutions. On Sunday, April 2, the House will convene at 8:15 a.m. to hear reports from the Reference Committee and install officers.
Only Delegates can vote on resolutions in the House of Delegates, but all MSMA members can testify at the Reference Committee when recognized by the chair.
Delegates MUST register at the Registration desk and identify themselves as a Delegate to obtain the Delegate’s credentials and badge. Each Delegate elected to the House of Delegates by his or her district or section will be included on a Delegates list at the MSMA Registration Desk. Delegates are urged to register as early as possible so that they may be seated promptly when the House is called to order.
Starting time for the Reference Committee is 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 1. The Reference Committee report will be available after 2:00 p.m. Click here.
Proceedings of the House of Delegates are conducted in accordance with Sturgis Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure.
MSMA House of Delegate Q & A
Q: Why is it important to be an MSMA delegate?
A: MSMA wants a FULL representation of MSMA members in its HOD. It is your right and responsibility as an MSMA member to have your voice heard. Only delegates may debate resolutions and vote in the HOD.
Q: I used to be a delegate through my local society. How has that changed?
A: Local medical societies can still register delegates. However, MSMA member physicians are no longer required to be a member of a local medical society to be a delegate. This allows more than 700 MSMA-direct members to serve as delegates and have their voice heard in the HOD.
Q: How do I sign up to be a delegate?
A: Contact Carol Meyer at 573-636-5151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Q: What is my district?
A: See the district map below to view your district/city of practice/local society (if applicable).
Q: How many delegates does my district or section get?
A: See below for districts and their delegate apportionment.
District 1 - 6 delegates
District 2 - 7 delegates
District 3 - 73 delegates
District 4 - 12 delegates
District 5 - 22 delegates
District 6 - 6 delegates
District 7 - 54 delegates
District 8 - 20 delegates
District 9 - 3 delegates
District 10 - 12 delegates
Medical Student Section - 12
Resident and Fellow Section – 6
Organized Medical Staff Section – 2
International Medical Graduate Section – 2
Young Physician Section – 2
Women Physicians Section - 2
Total House of Delegates: 241 delegates (quorum = 48)